News

Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban Starts Jan. 1. Here’s What You Need to Know.

For starters, prepare to pay five cents every time you want a paper bag.

12/31/2019 By Alice Callahan

Fashion in Film

Holy Voids and SL Films Debut an Ominous Fashion Short

Red caped groups, a woman tied to a pillar, another stylish spy looks on—see all the looks in this 1-minute fashion short.

12/20/2019 By Eden Dawn

Fashion News

Poler Emerges from the Grave... with New Owners and a Party

After shutting in January the #CampVibes brand throws a party to celebrate re-opening and a new team in place.

12/18/2019 By Eden Dawn

Art

Jailbreak Studios Provides Minority Artists Opportunity to Showcase Their Work

The Southeast storefront sells and exhibits work from local queer, POC, and female artists.

12/10/2019 By Alli Weseman

Holiday Events

Top Pop Up Shops For That Gift List

Shop locally, ethically, or deliciously at these Portland-centric holiday markets.

12/06/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Holiday Shopping

Little Boxes—the Pro-Local, Anti-Big Retailer Shopping Event—Returns for its Eighth Year

More than 150 small business owners take part in this three-day shopping event, which has a few changes in store for 2019.

11/27/2019 By Alli Weseman

Cover Story

Great Little Shops 2019

Newbies, unsung heroes, and hidden gems

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn

PDX Index

Everything Is Fine in the World of Local Retail Real Estate. Kind Of.

Vacancy rates are low, rents are steady, but change looms in 2020

11/26/2019 By Julia Silverman

Cover Story

Great Little Shops 2019

Spots to score modern garb, vintage finds, chic housewars, one-of-a-kind shrines and much, much more

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn

Great Little Shops 2019

The Ultimate Portland Shopping Cheat Sheet

Where to get the goods in each quadrant of the city

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn By Portland Monthly Staff

Great Little Shops 2019

A Mother-Daughter Duo Curates a Home Store You’ll Want to Live In

Quirky, opulent Trove features everything from dramatic floral wallpaper and marigold-hued, velvet tufted chairs to beaded Middle Eastern camel jewelry.

11/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Great Little Shops 2019

Beacon Sound Is One of Portland's Great Record Stores

With everything from ambient albums to anarchist streetwear, prepare to spend hours inside this Southeast music store.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Great Little Shops 2019

Monochromatic Aims to Be a Gender-Inclusive, Sustainability-Focused, Community-Minded Boutique

“The fashion industry is such a huge part of pollution, and it’s one of the biggest human rights violators.”

11/26/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Great Little Shops 2019

For 35 Years, This Hidden Portland Shop Has Imported Buddhist Shrines from Japan

Nayakama Butsudans carries on a family tradition from 6,000 miles away.

11/26/2019 By Ellen Freeman

Great Little Shops 2019

Jean Pierre Nugloze’s N’Kossi Boutique Helps Portland "Do Dressy"

The Togo native saw an opportunity to live his truth in Portland—and look great while doing it.

11/26/2019 By Jagger Blaec

Great Little Shops 2019

Shipwreck! Is the Riotously Colorful Neighborhood Shop You Needed

Snag a vintage party dress, locally made earrings, and imported Swedish clogs, all in one fun trip.

11/26/2019 Photography by Eden Dawn

Great Little Shops 2019

Consignment Shop Button Hopes You’ll Shop There, But Not Too Much

“I love slow fashion and that movement of … buying just what you need, a few nice pieces versus a bunch of pieces that you’re not really excited about.”

11/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Great Little Shops 2019

Workshop Vintage on North Williams Is Piled High with Posh Goods

Come for the vintage, stay to ogle the visual merchandising. (Really).

11/26/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Great Little Shops 2019

This Cute Alberta Shop Is Here to Green Up Your Home

From wily Pilea in shiny pots to a Pinterest-perfect living wall of ferns and tiny watermelon peperomias, EcoVibe Home is a plant-lovers oasis.

11/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

Portland Monthly's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve got a list. You’ve checked it twice. Buy these local gifts of pour-overs, special-edition Trail Blazers wine, and go-go boots for those who’ve been nice.

11/26/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Michael Novak